Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 590071
basemap data files need update
Last modified: 2010-09-22 04:08:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start ipython shell
2. import mpl_toolkits.basemap as basemap
IOError: Basemap unable to open boundary dataset file
Create a basemap instance
It appears from the error message, that the python-basemap-data and python-basemap-data-hires need to be updated to be compatible with python-basemap-0.99.4-6.el5.x86_64.rpm
It has been updated. And the update is sitting in epel-testing as part the QA guidelines. Packages must either sit in testing for a minimum of two weeks before being released to stable.
Please test the python-basemap-data out of the epel-testing repository and provide positive karma here:
yum --enablerepo=epel-testing update "python-basemap-data*"
to cherry pick the basemap-data updates from testing.
It's unfortunate that the -data package was not synced with the update to basemap. There was some miscommunication regarding updates to numpy and matplotlib.. and update to basemap was spun up quickly to address to sync with the matplotlib update already in the stable repository. The in the rush I forgot the -data package and filed it as an additional update a few days later.
The update that should fix this has been pushed to the main EPEL repos, I've just tested it and it appears to be working now, feel free to reopen the bug if it's still not working for you.